Saturday, October 26, 2013

BLUES PICNIC WINS OVER BOOGIE BONES & HEARTS

The challenge to bring a blues picnic to the Costa Blanca had its day on the 26th of October as over 150 ticket purchasing guests brought food, families and fun to LLiber's country house, Mas la Pau for a 4 hour long party.

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The weather could not have been more perfect as the event opened up under Mediterranean blue skies with the blues grooves being laid down by one of the Costa Blanca's hardest working blues band - namely the Working Party Blues Band. Blues standards were mixed with some smooth R&B and a dash of 70'S rock to round out a fabulous set.

After a short break, the crowd was riveted to the bluesy, classic rocky and folksy tunes performed by the Graham Foster Trio. Monster guitar riffs were countered by an extended drum solo that ended in a giant climax that had the crowd to their feet and going wild.


Other strange and wonderful happenings keep popping up, to the delight of everyone, including a 3-way birthday celebration. Cake was presented and Happy Birthday was sung to three smiling folks from the crowd who were totally surprised by the celebration gesture. Even the cake had blue icing as it was a blues picnic birthday cake that was prepared by the house.

Carol from Guardian Angels came to the stage to talk about the charity's aim to raise money for school books to help off set the costs for single parents. A sexy calendar was presented as a fundraiser item and copies were sold to help the cause.

The finale saw that merger of the two performing bands. They rounded out the day with a few familar songs that brought the tone of the day down smoothly.

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An extreme surprise that suprised all of us - was when comedian and singer - Kelly Fox - got up from the audience and performed two ripping and outrageous versions of blues standards. It was an over-the-top performance!

All in all, the day ran like clock-work. Helen King was a star. Not only did she pull this day together but she played bass in her band, served cake, put up balloons, charmed and hostessed her way into the hearts of the crowd.

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